AOGME Awards

Nominations for the 2024 AOGME Awards closed on December 30, 2023. There are three categories of awards: Leadership, Special Lifetime Achievement and Special Award of Appreciation. The current year's awardees are recognized at Educating Leaders, the AACOM Annual Conference.

Thank you for all who submitted nominations, and please check back next year for the 2025 AOGME Awards nomination materials.

2023

Lorenzo Pence, DO
2023 Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Lorenzo Pence, DO
Senior Vice President for Osteopathic Accreditation
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Andrew P. Eilerman, DO
2023 AOGME Leadership Award

Andrew P. Eilerman, DO
Program Director, Osteopathic Medical Education
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

Noreen O'Shea, DO
2023 AOGME Special Award of Appreciation

Noreen O’Shea, DO
Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rhonda Reynolds
2023 AOGME Special Award of Appreciation

Rhonda Reynolds
Senior Consultant Residency Program, Osteopathic Recognition, Medical Education
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

2022

Randall Culbertson, DO, MBA

2022 AOGME Leadership Award

Randall Culbertson, DO, MBA
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Assistant Professor Primary Care
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2021

Dr. Joanne Baker
2021 AOGME Leadership Award

Joanne K. Baker, DO, FACOI, FAODME, FHM, FACP
Professor, Internal Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine
Director of Osteopathic Medical Education
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Teresa Braden, DO
2021 AOGME Leadership Award

Teresa Braden, DO, MBA
Chief of Medicine
Director of Medical Education/Designated Institutional Officer
Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Parkview Medical Center
Dr. Oliver Hayes
2021 AOGME Leadership Award

Oliver Hayes, DO, MPH, FACEP
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

2020

Dr. William Cairney
2020 Special Lifetime Achievement Award

William J. Cairney, PhD
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
(Emeritus)
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Richard Terry
2020 Leadership Award

Richard R. Terry, DO, MBA
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Maura Biszwski
2020 Special Award of Appreciation

Ms. Maura Biszewski
Vice President, Graduate Medical Education
American Osteopathic Association
Alegneta Long
2020 Special Award of Appreciation

Ms. Alegneta Long, MPP
Director of GME Initiatives and Executive Director of the
Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) 
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

2019

 

Stephen C. Shannon, DO

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH
President and CEO
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

2018

Thomas Boyle DO, FACEP, FACOEP

2018 AOGME Leadership Award

Thomas Boyle, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Thomas Mohr

2018 AOGME Leadership Award

Thomas Mohr, MS, DO, FACOI, FAODME
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Margaret J. Hardy, JD

2018 Special Award of Appreciation

Margaret J. Hardy, JD
Former Consultant to AODME

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Lifetime Achievement Award 

The AOGME (formerly AODME) Special Lifetime Achievement recognizes members who have been instrumental in advancing the mission and purposes of AOGME through loyal and long-term meritorious service.

  • 2023 - Lorenzo Pence, DO
  • 2020 - William J. Cairney, PhD
  • 2019 - Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH
  • 2017 - Abraham M. Jeger, PhD, FAODME
  • 2013 - Mark Cummings, PhD
  • 2012 - David Dora, DO
  • 2011 - Dennis Lemanski, DO, FAODME
  • 2009 - Gail Riegle, PhD
  • 2008 - William G. Anderson, DO
  • 2007 - Vance D. Powell, Jr., DO, FAODME, FACOOG
  • 2006 - Lauren Vogel, DO
  • 2005 - Michael Opipari, DO, FAODME, FACOI
  • 2003 - Anthony A. Minissale, DO, BS and Robert G. Ricci, DO, FAOCR
  • 2001 - Norville H. Schock, PhD, FAODME
  • 2000 - Robert J. George, DO, FAODME
Leadership Award

Leadership Award 

The Leadership Award recognizes AOGME (formerly AODME) members who have contributed noteworthy service to the osteopathic profession and to AOGME in the past year.

  • 2023 - Andrew P. Eilerman, DO
  • 2022 - Randall Culbertson, DO, MBA
  • 2021 - Joann K. Baker, DO, FACOI, FAODME, FHM, FACP; Teresa Braden, DO, MBA; Oliver Hayes, DO, MPH, FACEP
  • 2020 - Richard R. Terry, DO, MBA
  • 2018 - Thomas Boyle, DO, FACEP, FACOEP and Thomas Mohr, MS, DO, FACOI, FAODME
  • 2014 - Robert A. Cain, DO, FACOI and Richard LaBaere, II, DO, MPH, FAODME
  • 2013 - John Bulger, DO, FACOI, FACP, FAODME; J. Michael Finley, DO, FACOI, FACP, FACR and Howard Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI
  • 2010 - Susan C. Zonia, PhD, FAODME
  • 2009 - James Lally, DO, MS and David Towle, DO, FAODME, MPH, MS
  • 2005 - Gary Moorman, DO, FAODME, FACOEP, FACEP
  • 2004 - Deborah Blackwell, DO, FACOP
  • 2003 - Gary Willyerd, DO, FAODME, FACOEP
  • 1999 - Norville Schock, PhD, FAODME
  • 1996 - Vance Powell, Jr., DO, FAODME
Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Education

Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Education

This Award recognizes research and initiatives that excel in the continuum of education in the areas of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and continuing medical education.

  • 2011 - Michael Sheehy, DO, FACOEP
  • 2009 - Deborah R. Bennett, DO
  • 2001 - Kari Hortos, DO, FAODME (postdoctoral); Johathan Rohrer, PhD (postdoctoral) and Lisa Butler, BA, MSN (predoctoral)
  • 2000 - Joel Dickerman, DO (postdoctoral) and Bruce Dubin, DO, JD (predoctoral)
Special Award of Appreciation

Special Award of Appreciation

  • 2023 - Noreen O'Shea, DO and Rhonda Reynolds
  • 2020 - Maura Biszewski and Alegneta Long, MPP
  • 2018 - Margaret J. Hardy, JD
  • 1998 - Douglas C. Shaber, DO, FAODME (posthumously)